SuSanA News - August 2023   
Dear SuSanA members, partners and friends,

August is an exciting month for the water sector, with the highly anticipated World Water Week (#WWWeek) just around the corner. In this special newsletter edition, we provide you with a comprehensive overview of our upcoming activities surrounding the conference, including the 33rd SuSanA Meeting.

Mark your calendars for the 33rd SuSanA Meeting, scheduled for August 20. We encourage you to save the date and register for this hybrid event, offering you the flexibility to participate either online or in-person in Stockholm.

For those attending WWWeek in Stockholm, we also invite you to meet us at the SuSanA exhibition booth or any of our planned activities and sessions covering a diverse range of topics.

Enjoy reading this special newsletter edition and stay connected with the latest updates through the provided links.

Yours sincerely,
Arne, Alexandra, Daphne, Teresa, Philipp and Vincent
on behalf of the SuSanA Secretariat
33rd SuSanA Meeting – Registration is open now!
20 August 2023, Stockholm, Sweden (hybrid)
The SuSanA Secretariat is excited to announce the 33rd SuSanA Meeting, taking place on Sunday, August 20th, from 9 am to 6 pm CEST. This one-day event will provide a platform for SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups, Regional Chapters, and others to meet and exchange ideas. Expect engaging pitches, group discussions, and presentations focused on SuSanA's thematic priorities as we reach the mid-term of the SDGs.

The meeting will follow a hybrid format, with Sessions 1 and 2 held in person at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) in Stockholm, and Sessions 3 and 4 available in a hybrid setting. We look forward to meeting you either online or in Stockholm!
SuSanA will be attending the upcoming World Water Week in Stockholm, and we would be thrilled to meet you there.! If you're planning to visit the event, make sure to drop by the joint Swiss Water Partnership (SWP) and SuSanA booth to meet, connect, exchange, and push the agenda towards achieving the SDGs through sustainable sanitation.

In addition to our exhibition booth, we are delighted to announce that SuSanA will be convening several sessions throughout the event.

Here's a glimpse of what you can expect:
» More information about SuSanA at #WWWeek
Going Viral: Social media, pandemic prevention, and tackling difficult topics
Film Screening: 20 August, 17:45 - 19:45 CEST
Join us for "Going Viral: Social Media, Pandemic Prevention, and Tackling Difficult Topics." Discover the impact of social media on WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) through films, influencer testimonials, and viral campaigns. It discusses social media reach, its measurable impacts and challenges. Featuring award-winning short films and clips from the #LetsTalkPERIOD campaigns with influencers in Albania, Nepal and the Philippines (5 million reached so far), the IPC jingle from the Philippines (millions reached) and the Dance for WASH in southern and eastern Africa targeting 500,000 young people.
Putting animals on the WASH agenda
World Water Week session: 21 August, 11 - 12:30 CEST
An increasing number of vulnerable people depend on animals for their survival, livelihoods, and dignity. We all share our water sources with other species. Yet WASH interventions often fail to consider animals’ roles, needs, and impacts on water.

Join us for an insightful session on how WASH interventions can address shared risks and opportunities at the animal, human, and water interfaces. #AnimalsandWASH
Every Brown Drop Counts - Wastewater Reuse in the Arab Region
World Water Week session: 21 August, 16 - 17:30 CEST
"Every Brown Drop Counts: Wastewater Reuse in the Arab Region" explores the necessity of conserving, recycling, and reusing wastewater through innovation and technology. With 14 out of 17 of the most water scarce countries in the world, the Arab Region faces water security risks intensified by climate change. This session showcases experiences from Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq, discussing the challenges and potential solutions for safely reusing treated wastewater. Discover the importance of standards, regulations, technologies, and the social and economic aspects of wastewater management in this engaging event.

Find the session via the ID 11033
SuSanA WANA Chapter Mingle
Session at the SuSana Booth: 22 August ,10:00-11:30 CEST - Waterfront Congress Centre; Level 5:02
We are thrilled to announce the upcoming SuSanA WANA Chapter Mingle, set to take place during the Stockholm World Water Week 2023 at the SuSanA Booth. This exciting event promises to be a gathering of water and sanitation enthusiasts from the West Asia-North Africa (WANA) region, coming together to discuss critical issues and celebrate milestones. You will receive some info on key developments in the region, such as the opening of the new SIWI regional office in Amman, the launch of the Jordanian Wastewater Publication and of course ample opportunity to network, exchange and mingle.
Stronger Together! Water Women Mingle
Evening Mingle and Networking: 22 August, 18:00 CEST - Scandic continental, Vasagatan 22, Stockholm
SuSanA warmly invites you to connect with women in all their diversity over snacks and drinks to network, chat, and learn from each other.
With the mingle series “Stronger Together!” we aim to create a safe space to bring together like-minded professional water women to share their experiences, ask questions, and forge meaning-ful relationships. Networking is key to a women’s career, so join us for an evening of fun, laughter, and exchange of name cards!
And bring along female friends or colleagues! We are looking forward to having you join us for an evening of sisterhood and enjoyment.
Experiencing Art, Music, Story-telling, Sports and Dance for Behaviour Change
World Water Week session: 23 August, 9-10:30 CEST
Experience "Art, Music, Storytelling, Sports, and Dance for Behavior Change", a workshop challenging traditional approaches in WASH. Engage in hands-on activities, explore the power of universal languages, and witness how arts, music, sports, dance, and social media activate positive behaviors and attitudes. Try football drills for WASH and participate in art sessions. Discover impactful projects like "Waterproof - Dance for WASH" and learn about social art approaches from the One Drop Foundation. Connect with facilitators worldwide, share your performances, and be part of this transformative session.
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